You want change? Then no more half-truths, cut this non-partisan bullshit and just take one message to the people : Bury UMNO / BN!

Posted on January 7, 2013

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Political, religious and social and civil society leaders owe the people the truth.

Not half-truths, but the whole truth.

Take BERSIH’s initiative to ensure free and fair elections in this nation.

First, a concerted effort to appraise the people of the flaws in the system and the wanton cheating that has been going on for so long.

The whole truth was presented to the rakyat.

Then, the three BERSIH rallies to demonstrate to the authorities that the demand for free and fair elections came from the rakyat, in large numbers, and from all walks of life, and that the people were united in pursuing this reform.

Again, the whole truth.

Yet, all of this begged answers to two all-important questions.

First, would UMNO / BN give us the reforms demanded before the 13th GE?

Second, if they would not, then what?

I was therefore pleased when, on 17th December, last year, at a press conference, BERSIH chairperson Ambiga said it like it is.

“Can we Malaysians expect true reform before the general election? The answer is no. We concluded this given the conduct of the EC to date”, FMT reports Ambiga as saying.

At that press conference, Ambiga clarified that there are “no plans to go to the street as the elections are already so near” and that, instead, Bersih would be focusing on two campaigns to help overcome the dirty electoral roll: the Jom 100 campaign and the Jom Pantau campaign.

Now all that remains is for Ambiga to step forward, shed BERSIH’s non-partisan stance and deliver this unequivocal message to the rakyat : UMNO / BN will not heed the call of the rakyat for reforms. The time has come to bury UMNO / BN.

No half-truths.

No non-partisan bullshit.

Just one message.

Bury UMNO / BN!

Ambiga should draw inspiration from anti-Lynas leader Wong Tack.

Hotspring-bentong-8377These last few years, the anti-Lynas campaign has again and again taken the demands of the rakyat to the UMNO / BN government : We, the rakyat, do not want Lynas processing rare earth here. Save Malaysia. Stop Lynas.

Like the drive by the BERSIH coalition, the efforts by the anti-Lynas coalition begged answers to the very same questions.

Would the UMNO / BN government heed and adhere to the demands of the rakyat?

Second, if they would not, then what?

The government has not heeded our call, and the processing plant has since started operations.

On 20th December, last year, after the successful completion of the 300km Green Walk from Kuantan to Kuala Lumpur, and at a press conference to announce 2 other anti-Lynas efforts, this is what this giant of a Malaysian said :

“We are carrying out a campaign for 100 days to bring down Lynas and to bring down the dark forces behind the corrupt regime…clearest message to the nation and the world that foreign corporate coloniser must be immediately evicted from this country and the dark forces behind them must be exposed and removed from position and power”.“We will do everything we can within these 100 days to bring down Lynas and prevent the corrupt regime from returning to Putrajaya .

No half-truths.

No non-partisan bullshit.

Just one message.

Bury UMNO / BN!

FMT has the report here.

That same day, just before Wong Tack’s press conference, the NGOs driving the Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat KL112 rally this Saturday held their press conference at the same venue.

First, my friend, Hisham Rais, and then my other friend, Mat Sabu, urged the rakyat to come out in full force to make known their grievances and demands.

During Q&A, I had a question, the answer to which would help me decide if I would attend.

My question : “UMNO / BN have already demonstrated that they will not give the rakyat the reforms and changes we want. Are we gathering on the 12th to again present demands to a government that is not listening to the people? If so, tell me now and I shall not be there”.

Mat Sabu responded : “Make your demands to the new government-in-waiting, and if they fail to deliver, continue protesting”.

No half-truths.

No non-partisan bullshit.

Just one message.

Bury UMNO / BN!

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